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Party politics

8 September 2012 6:00 am

Why is NSW’s Liberal government spoiling the good times in Sydney?

War stories

8 September 2012 6:00 am

Why is the PM so afraid of an inquiry into the invasion of Iraq?

Calling the shots

8 September 2012 6:00 am

There was more to Tony Scott than blockbusters

Urban grillers

8 September 2012 6:00 am

Inner-city anti-Americanism is gone in a puff of barbecue smoke

Australian Notes: 8 September 2012

8 September 2012 6:00 am

Puzzling all the praise heaped on the Gonski report. It contains no new ideas and simply repeats the old discredited…

A visit from the Big Society

1 September 2012 6:00 am

Philosopher Phillip Blond believes Cameron’s ideas could take root here

Diary Australia 1 September 2012

1 September 2012 6:00 am

Sydney airport, 6.30 a.m. Having spent the past 22 hours on a plane, we are queueing with our bags to…

Friendly advice

1 September 2012 6:00 am

In the spirit of Oscar Wilde, who maintained that ‘a true friend stabs you in the front’, may we offer…

Brown Study: 1 September 2012

1 September 2012 6:00 am

After all the effort that many of us have put into making Australia a perfect multicultural society, free from jingoism…

How not to govern

1 September 2012 6:00 am

David Cameron’s failings could be lessons for Tony Abbott

Diana as I knew her

1 September 2012 6:00 am

It was one of those nights when you wake up the next morning with a distinct feeling that all is…

Australian Notes: 1 September 2012

1 September 2012 6:00 am

Good news from the Territory: Bess Price has won the seat of Stuart. The 16 per cent swing in her…

Lost in the smoke

25 August 2012 6:00 am

The government claims cigarettes are bad and price signals are good. Why don’t they act like it?

Diary Australia 25 August 2012

25 August 2012 6:00 am

I fly to China with Cathay Pacific, the largest shareholder of which is the British based Swire Group. The Swire…

Latham's Law – 25 August 2012

25 August 2012 6:00 am

One of the grave concerns of parents is bullying at school, that unbearable circumstance in which good, hard-working students are…

Mr Bean goes to Ecuador

25 August 2012 6:00 am

When they come to make the inevitable tele-movie about the Assange affair, may we recommend that Sacha Baron Cohen play…

Australian Notes: 25 August 2012

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Broomstick, the reflections of Dame Leonie Kramer on her life and times, does not begin at the start of her…

Brown Study

25 August 2012 6:00 am

You may have been wondering what I have been doing over the past few months when I should have been…

How a centre-right politican wins

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Romney wooed the conservative media, but Turnbull fought it

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Conduct becoming

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Every so often a programme appears which can be recommended even to people who hate television. Parade’s End (Friday, BBC1)…

Edinburgh snippets

25 August 2012 6:00 am

I saw a few car crashes at Edinburgh but I’ll mention only one. Hells Bells (Pleasance, Courtyard) by the excellent…

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The great wall of Peckham

25 August 2012 6:00 am

The Peckham Peace Wall began life as a window: a long pane of shop glass in the front of Rye…

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Working men’s clubs

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Where better to explore the history of the city than at its very heart? Guildhall Art Gallery, nestled between St…

Four play

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Going to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith for the annual season of Tête à Tête is a chancy affair, though…

John Bull versus Hiawatha

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Written soon after Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida is by a long chalk Shakespeare’s most unpleasant play. With a pox-ridden Pandarus…